Zuo Gui Yin (Restore the Left (Kidney) Decoction)
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Zuo Gui Yin (Restore the Left (Kidney) Decoction)

Formula 23 of 30 in Formulas that Tonify

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Peeled shiny tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. The strength of the formula can be varied by the dosage of Shu Di Huang.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Collected Treatises of Jing Yue (Jing Yue Quan Shu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Heart, Kidneys, Liver, Lungs, Spleen

There are 6 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Shu Di Huang (Qty: 6-60 grams)

Slightly Warm Shu Di Huang (Processed Radix Rehmanniae)
Channels:
LIV, KI, (HT)
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Processed Radix Rehmanniae
Chinese:
熟地黄
Tone Marks:
shú dì huáng
Alt Names:
Shu Di
Translation:
Cooked Earth Yellow

Shan Yao (Qty: 6 grams)

Neutral Shan Yao (Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae)
Channels:
KI, LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae
Chinese:
山药
Tone Marks:
shān yao
Alt Names:
Huai Shan Yao, Huai Shan
Translation:
Mountain Herb, Mountain Medicine

Gou Qi Zi (Qty: 6 grams)

Neutral Gou Qi Zi (Fructus Lycii Chinensis)
Channels:
LIV, LU, KI
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Fructus Lycii Chinensis
Chinese:
枸杞子
Tone Marks:
gŏu qĭ zĭ

Fu Ling (Qty: 6 grams)

Neutral Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Channels:
HT, SP, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin:
Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Chinese:
茯苓
Tone Marks:
fú líng
Alt Names:
Yun Ling, Bai Fu Ling, Fang Ling Kuai

Shan Zhu Yu (Qty: 3-6 grams)

Slightly Warm Shan Zhu Yu (Fructus Corni Officinalis)
Channels:
KI, LIV
Properties:
Sour, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Fructus Corni Officinalis
Chinese:
山茱萸
Tone Marks:
shān zhū yú
Alt Names:
Shan Yu Rou

Zhi Gan Cao (Qty: 3 grams)

Warm Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 Channels
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
炙甘草
Tone Marks:
zhì gān căo

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